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Top: A father and son explore the Devil's Den 150 years after the battle of Gettysburg. The Devil's Den was the site of heavy fighting on the second day of the battle. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Bottom: A slain Rebel soldier lies on the ground in the Devil's Den, on July 5,1863. The photo, called Home of the Rebel Sharpshooter, was later discovered to have been staged, the body having been moved to the site from another place on the battlefield. Photo by Alexander Gardner/War Department/National Archives/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

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Top: Cows graze on the Rose Farm, where 150 years ago the field was strewn with the corpses of Union and Confederate soldiers who died in on the second day of the battle of Gettysburg. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Bottom: The bloated bodies of Union soldiers lie in a field at Rose Farm, the site of heavy fighting between Federal and Confederate troops on the second day of the battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. The photo was taken by Timothy O'Sullivan, probably on July 5, three days after the soldiers were killed. Photo by Timothy H O'Sullivan/Getty Images via Library of Congress

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Top: Union Civil War re-enactors from the 116th Pennsylvania pose for a group photo on the battlefield known as the Wheat Field on July 2, 2013. Thousands of re-enactors have converged on Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary of the historic battle, which occurred between July 1-3, 1863. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Bottom: Officers of 50th Pennsylvania Infantry pose for a portrait in July 1863 in Gettysburg, Pa. Photo by William Morris Smith/Library of Congress/Getty Images

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Top: Boy scouts from Winchester, Va., climb atop the boulders of the Devil's Den in Gettysburg, Pa. The Devil's Den was the site of heavy fighting on the second day of the battle of Gettysburg 150 years ago. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Bottom: A staged photograph of corpses at the Devil's Den after the battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1863. Photo by Library of Congress/Getty Images

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Top: Visitors to the Soldiers' National Cemetery stand in front of the site where Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address. Thousands of tourists have come to Gettysburg for events surrounding the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Bottom: President Lincoln arrives to deliver the Gettysburg Address, Nov. 19, 1863. To Lincoln's right is his bodyguard, Ward Hill Lamon. Photo by Library of Congress/Getty Images

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Top: Motorcyclists pass the Evergreen Gateway to the Soldiers' Cemetery 150 years after the Battle of Gettysburg. Thousands of soldiers killed during battle are buried at the cemetery, also the site of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Bottom: A horse carriage waits in front of the Evergreen Gateway atop Cemetery Hill on July 7, 1863. Photo by Timothy H. O'Sullivan/Library of Congress

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Top: Cyclists ride along Taneytown road, passing the Leister farm, 150 years after the battle of Gettysburg. The farm house was used by the victorious Union General George Meade as his headquarters during the three-day battle. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Bottom: Dead horses litter the road outside the Leister farm, which was used as the headquarters of Union General George Meade during the Battle of Gettysburg on July 7, 1863. Pennsylvania Alexander Gardner/Libarary of Congress/Getty Images

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Top: A tour bus passes in front Little Round Top, the site of fierce fighting on day 2 of the battle of Gettysburg. Union and Confederate armies suffered a combined total of up to 51,000 casualties over three days, the highest number of any battle in the four-year war. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Bottom: Little Round Top, left, and Big Round Top, right, are seen in this photo taken by Matthew Brady in July 1863, about two weeks after the July 1-3 Battle of Gettysburg. Photo by Fotosearch/Getty Images

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Top: Pedestrians cross the Baltimore Pike. Thousands of tourists have come to Gettysburg for events surrounding the 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Bottom: Crowds and marching troops are on their way to the Soldiers' National Cemetery to hear President Lincoln deliver the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863. Photo by Library of Congress/Getty Images

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Top: Tourists pose for photos at a marker atop Culp's Hill 150 years after the battle of Gettysburg. Culp's Hill was the site of heavy fighting on July 1, 1863, the first day of the three-day battle. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images Bottom: A marker stands atop Culp's Hill, where Union troops repulsed a Confederate attack on July 1, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Library of Congress/Getty Images

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The Civil War battle of Gettysburg was fought from July 1-3, 1863, Union troops defeated Confederate forces and halted General Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North.

The battle, in which more than 40,000 soldiers were killed or wounded, was a turning point in the war and in President Lincoln’s political career.

Four months later, Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address at the dedication of a cemetery for soldiers killed in the battle.

Getty Images photographer John Moore returned to the battlefield 150 years later to re-shoot some of the war’s iconic images to show the changes over the years.

1 Comment

  1. July 3, 2013, 12:45 pm

    Absolutely stunning gallery selection. Thank you for the pictures.

    By: greytv

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